February 2020 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

IFS staff with the rubbish they collected
Feb. 25, 2020

IFS staff clean up fishing spots.

The Inland Fisheries Service participated in corporate Clean Up Australia Day today. We focussed on Angler Access sites along the River Derwent. The section from New Norfolk to Gretna from the Lyell Highway and then back down along the Glenora Road returning to New Norfolk was done. We also cleaned up the lake Crescent and...

Chris Wise with a nice Lake Gordon brown trout
Feb. 24, 2020

Put Lake Gordon on your destination list this season!

A party of anglers had a productive trip to Lake Gordon recently and are planning to return soon. Launching at the Ragged Basin area off Boat Ramp Road, this narrow and overgrown 4wd track provides access to the sheltered and heavily timbered southeastern side of the lake. Launching is possible at the current level of...

World Champion fly fisher, Howard Croston, with a Tasmanian brown trout
Feb. 21, 2020

Howard Croston, world champion fly fisher ranks Tasmania in the world's top three

Howard Croston,  winner of the 39th Fips Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship held in Tasmania, Australia during December 2019 talks of his experience fly fishing in Tasmania, ranking it in his top three fly fishing experiences in the world. Watch Howard Croston video.

Feb. 21, 2020

Latest carp report now available

Lake Sorell was re-opened to the public on 8 February.  This temporary re-opening is part of the successful progression of the Carp Management Program.  We have removed 41 496 carp from the lake. We have caught five carp this spring and summer despite intensive fishing. Juvenile carp surveys started in December. These will continue through...

Feb. 12, 2020

Meander Dam boat ramp - Low lake level

Meander Dam storage level is currently at 36%. At this level the boat ramp is unusable for some boats and vehicles.  User discretion is required – please exercise caution when using the ramp.